This isn’t the first time West has expressed this type of sentiment, either.

On Saturday’s date of the Saint Pablo Tour at Oracle Arena in Oakland (where FACT’s favorite basketball team the Warriors play), West told the crowd he would boycott the Grammys if Frank Ocean isn’t nominated.

“The album I listened to the most this year is Frank Ocean’s album,” West said. “I’ll tell you this right now – if his album’s not nominated in no categories, I’m not showing up to the Grammys.”

It was recently reported that the pair of albums Ocean released this year, Endless and Blonde, are both ineligible for the 2017 honors because they were not submitted for consideration before the deadline. While it has not been confirmed, there is some speculation that Ocean’s camp wanted it this way.

After this year’s awards ceremony, West took to Twitter to describe his frustrations with the Grammys. “I know so many cool artists whose hearts have been broken by the politics including mine,” he wrote. “I think the Grammys are super important!!!… I feel the Grammy awarding system is way off and completely out of touch. If I’m not at the show next year then there is no show.

“You like your black people a certain way also. You wouldn’t have Future perform and that man owned the clubs last summer,” he continued. “All artists have a problem with it and I am going to fix it for us all starting right now.”

In 2013, West and Ocean won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Grammy together along with Jay Z and The-Dream for ‘No Church in the Wild’.



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